Minoxidil induced hypertrichosis in a 2 year-old child

Ingrid Herskovitz, Joshua Freedman, Antonella Tosti

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We report a case of a 2 year-old male patient who developed generalized hypertrichosis after 2 months of treatment with 5% minoxidil foam for alopecia areata. This report highlights the danger of prescribing topical minoxidil to young children and the need to correctly instruct caretakers about its administration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2-226.v1
StatePublished - Oct 28 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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